TRENTON, NJ - Schools, local governments, tree groups, non-profit organizations, scout groups, and any volunteer organization may apply for the free trees. All planting must occur on public lands, be done by volunteers and maintained for two years. A variety of evergreen and deciduous trees will be available. To apply please go to: http://bit.ly/rtpwcn. The deadline for application materials is February 24, 2012.

In 14 years, the NJ Tree Foundation's Celebrate Arbor Day program has planted over 148,000 trees in parks, schools, and public spaces across New Jersey.

There are many ways the trees can be used to beautify a neighborhood. Trees can be planted in a vacant lot to create an urban forest, planted as a windbreak for a community garden or at a school, planted in a nursery, or trees can be planted randomly throughout a park, school or cemetery.

The NJ Tree Foundation is a state-wide non-profit organization dedicated to planting trees in New Jersey's most under-served neighborhoods. We plant the right trees in the right place, the right way. To date, we've planted 166,421 trees in NJ!